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4 Things to Know About Southern Goods, Opening This Spring

Collard greens and chicken fried steak are in store at this anticipated Heights restaurant.

Jakeisha Wilmore

Charles Bishop and Lyle Bento's Heights restaurant Southern Goods is still on the way. Expected to open in earlier this year, the forthcoming eatery is now possibly looking towards spring, reports neighborhood newspaper The Leader.

A celebration of the South, owners
Bishop (former partner of Liberty Station and Cottonwood) and Bento (former Underbelly sous chef)  are opening their joint effort at the free-standing building last occupied by Table 19 and Pie in the Sky on West 19th street. A rendering of the restaurant is located on the newspaper's website. 

egional dishes below the Mason-Dixie line are a given at Southern Goods. The Leader notes Bento apprenticed under Sean Brock (chef of Charleston's McCrady's, Husk in Charleston and Nashville) and Edward Lee (chef of Louisville, Kentucky's 610 Magnolia) for guidance and inspiration on the direction of the menu. Once open, Southern Goods will offer dinner services until midnight (2 a.m. on weekends) and brunch on the weekends.

Here's what else you need to know about Southern Goods:

1. The restaurant is located in the dry part of the Heights. To circumvent the drinking regulations, a private club membership will be in place. A practice seen at neighboring establishments like Down House and Shade, patrons will sign up for a free card that allows them to be served wine and beer. 

2. Southern Goods will seat 150-200 diners inside. The interior is being overhauled, with walls removed to allow for extra space.  

3. There will be plenty room for the patio area, which will wrap around the building. A pop-up window will provide additional space to order items from the menu. Also a stage for musicians to perform.

4. Catering to young families, the restaurant will be child-friendly during the day.

Southern Goods

632 West 19th Street, , TX 77008 (346) 980-8152 Visit Website